Waves from the Big Bang: Upcoming detectors may view newborn universe

11:35am, January 31, 2007

Ripples in space-time, new research shows, may soon give scientists a glimpse of the universe as it looked a tiny fraction of a second after its birth. That's the moment when the initial runaway expansion of the universe ended in a burst of tremendous turbulence, shaking the fabric of space-time so violently that it's reverberating faintly even today, according to some cosmological models.

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